West Ham United could announce the capture this week.
Sky Sports claimed on Tuesday that West Ham were close to wrapping up a £25 million deal for the Villarreal midfielder, who has previously played under Irons boss Manuel Pellegrini.
And according to AS, the deal is now as good as done, with the Spanish publication claiming that an announcement could happen 'in the coming days'.
If it happens this week, Fornals will be Pellegrini's third summer signing after already snapping up two goalkeepers in the form of Roberto and David Martin already.
In Fornals, the East Londoners will be getting a 23-year-old creative spark and one who can operate on either wing or as a number 10.
He has set up 19 goals for Villarreal over the past two seasons, scoring nine.
Have something to tell us about this article?